President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today jointly switched on the illumination system to mark the second day of the 56th annual Lake House ‘Mihintale Poson Aloka Pooja.’ Chief Incumbent of Mihintale Raja Maha Vihara, Ven. Walawahengunawawe Dhammarathana Nayaka Thera is seen in the photograph
Within a setting where most milestones of human civilization were noted with the power of weapons, the festival of Poson, which signifies the glorious message of loving-kindness, brings back the memory of an arrival of a virtuous nation, stated President Maithripala Sirisena, in his message marking Poson Poya Day.
A series of programs will be held in Polonnaruwa today (27) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena to mark the Poson Poya Day. The Poson Poya celebrations in Polonnaruwa commenced with the arrival of sacred Maha Rahathan relic from Nelligala International Buddhist Centre.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Interpol will take former Ambassador Udayanga Weerathunga into custody and hand him over to the Sri Lankan authorities in accordance with measures taken by the government.
The foremost objective of the Tourism Police is to transform the Galle region as the tourist hub of South Asia, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in Galle. He was addressing a forum on the Development Plan for Galle and its suburbs, held on Sunday at the Galle Fort Marine Museum premises.
Buddhism is the greatest philosophy to enrich one's spirituality. The four sublime states of the mind; Metta, Karuna, Muditha and Upekkha, which stand for loving kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity, teach us peace, reconciliation and spiritual calmness through the teachings of the Buddha.
President Maithripala Sirisena says that it is the responsibility of the government to sustain and inherit the past historical cultural heritage to the next generation of our proud nation which has a glorious history.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday joined in the criticism against remarks by a senior member of the Buddhist Clergy, calling on former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to “be like Hitler”, saying he would have condemned the statement immediately if it had been made in his presence.
The 4th International Day of Yoga organized by the High Commission of India was celebrated under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Independence Square in Colombo, today (23).The President also presented 15 certificates to Yoga teachers.
Parliamentarians Chamal Rajapaksa, Rauff Hakeem and Vijitha Herath had been named to the newly-appointed committee to be in charge of Constitutional Affairs, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya announced yesterday.